Sleeper Train – Shaftesbury Man Builds Railway Layout Around Bed

Shaftesbury’s town crier Cliff Skey had a quiet 2020. There were a few events for him to officiate at, but Cliff’s lockdown project kept him busy.

He’s created a model railway layout which operates literally above his head when he is in bed. Model trains follow the circuit built on top of the top bunk in his Victoria Street bedsit.

Cliff says the project was inspired by the former Somerset and Dorset railway, which he remembers fondly.